American National University
Master in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master in TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Master’s in TESOL degree program provides comprehensive training to graduates who wish to teach in local and international cross-cultural ESL (English as a Second Language) classrooms. Courses emphasize a blend of theory and practical teaching experience from professional instructors with industry experience.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze unique language learners’ cultural and linguistic needs as they relate to English language acquisition.
  • Understand, appreciate, and contribute to methods and theories in the field of TESOL.
  • Design, implement, and assess ESL curricula and pedagogical programs that are applicable locally and internationally.
  • Apply methods and theories learned in coursework to become accomplished teachers of ESL.

This program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive for a range of ESL teaching positions locally and abroad.


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Term Starts August 25!

Teach in local and international cross-cultural ESL classrooms:

Become an accomplished teacher of ESL.

Be competitive for a range of ESL teaching positions locally and abroad.

Gain practical teaching experience.


Eligibility for the Master in TESOL

To qualify for this program, an applicant must:

Have a B.A. or B.S. (in any discipline) and official transcripts from an accredited college or university.

Have a minimum of a TOEFL score of 550 pbt/79 ibt, IELTS 6.5, or equivalent TOEIC equivalent. If a student’s score is below 550 TOEFL pbt or the equivalent, provisional acceptance is based on the completion of Level 6 of ESP Program at ANU.

Complete a personal interview conducted by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae.



Master in TESOL consists of 56 total credits/168 quality points. All courses are four credit hours unless otherwise listed.


  • TES501  English Linguistics
  • TES502  English Language Teaching
  • TES503  Sociolinguistics and the ESL Classroom
  • TES504  Second Language Acquisition
  • TES505  Teaching Language Construction, Grammar, and Pronunciation
  • TES506  Teaching Language Reading
  • TES507  Teaching Language Writing
  • TES508 Teaching Language Listening
  • TES509 Teaching Language Speaking
  • TES510 Content-Based Teaching Methodology
  • TES511 Language Assessment
  • TES512 Practicum
  • TES513 Teaching with Technology
  • TES514 Cross-Cultural Communication 



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